Sunday, May 22, 2011

Chapter 2 page 320 - Race recap part 4 the end

Yep - this was the reason I did it . . . I worked REALLY hard for that sucker!

"R" (C's sister) was amazing!!!  She did the race almost all by herself - that's some hard core guts (that I definitely don't have!).  I later learned that "L" walked the last 1.5 miles with her - see, "L" was a HUGE factor in our success!!!  Thanks "L"!
"CHEERS" to you too, champs!

How crazy there wasn't a professional photo so . . . this is the best we could do.

Thank goodness it's over!
Some of the awesome peepes I met along the way - couldn't have done it without them.  I called these girls the "pink team"  Aren't they cute - we had been "friends" since mile 4 or 5 . . . that's a good 2 hours of friendship :)

The "rest & recovery" area was made out to be this fabulous area and perhaps it was had we gotten there earlier.  It closed promptly at 11:30 which was the official end of the race.  There were things like free beer, free lunch, free massages, vendors selling things, free chocolate milk, and other post race free things - but by the time I was able to rest and recover enough to enjoy it - it was closed up.  There was suppose to be a concert and food at a restaurant - hmmm, nope, didn't see or hear that either.  That was pretty disappointing, but it wasn't the end of the world - we ate elsewhere and then traveled back home - thankful to be done and knowing I won't be doing that race again anytime soon (or more likely . . . .never again!).


  1. Sounds like you had a great time! Hooray for new friends too! Congrats on your medal!

  2. I'm just going to comment on this last post for all of your race day posts. First, CONGRATS on a great race and for finishing under your goal time! Second, fabulous pictures! You have some amazing friends. Third, you looked super cute! I like the pink/orange combo. I'll have to wear some nail polish at my next race; maybe it will add a little extra speed. :) Fourth, awesome race medal! Fifth, if you aren't up for doing the full Minneapolis Half-Marathon next year, perhaps you'd like to do a relay team with my soon-to-be-hubby and me. :)

  3. Oh, and that relay team would be for the full marathon, but the longest leg would be around 8 miles. Mark or I would take it. :)

  4. Congrats on adding another medal to your collection. You earned it! I loved reading about the race in different parts, and I really loved your outfit. It was super sassy!

    Each race makes you stronger, and I have no doubt you will break 3 at F4F!

  5. Yay!!! So happy for you! I love the color you painted your nails...and that swallowing of the bug, GAG!! Congratulations, you did GREAT!!!!!!

  6. I wanted to wait until all the chapters were posted before I commented!

    Way to rock it despite the rough conditions! Great job on your time!

    (BTW now I don't feel so bad about my run on Saturday given the heat. Yikes.)

    Love your outfit!

    Love all the photos! Great job on telling the story via photos.

    Yay for bloggy meet ups!

    Did Kelly @ It's a Horrible Idea show up?!

  7. Let's just say YAY one more time! :)

  8. Congrats on finishing with your injury and all!